Wednesday, January 21, 2009

An Appropriate Snow (SWF)

Snow on Queen Anne's Lace


Snow on Field

Sometimes snow just feels right.

In the same way that a thunderstorm
clears the heaviness from a summer day, only colder,

or the spot beneath your pillow
cools your cheek on a still, breezeless night, only fluffier,

or a bright new carpet without a step upon it
lights up the room you’ve looked at for years, only larger.

A man takes an oath for change
before a million sparkling faces standing as one.
And it feels like snow.

Snow


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40 comments:

Shellmo said...

The snow field was breathtaking. I loved your words - snow does feel right sometimes.

mon@rch said...

Snow has its moments and I had only wished to be one of those millions watching!

Lynne said...

It's a marvel how different types of snow look different. I love new snow.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I agree that sometimes snow just is right.Love the first picture,but they all look good and the verse is so true.
Blessings,Ruth

Kallen305 said...

Beautiful prose and so true!

KaHolly said...

Just yesterday I was looking at a field strewn with Queen Ann's Lace laden heavy with snow and it filled my heart. But your words say it all. You are truly blessed with the gift of words. So glad I started my day with your lovely verse.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, it is always so encouraging to have one of those "feels right" moments. Beautifully said Nina.

bobbie said...

What wonderful pictures.
Yours is the second Queen Ann's Lace with snow that I have seen this morning. I think it is really something special.

giggles said...

All does feel right with the world at this moment.... I hope it lasts...(unlike the snow....) Have a bright day!

NCmountainwoman said...

I love the Queen Anne's Lace holding cupsful of snow. Beautiful pictures and moving thoughts.

scienceguy288 said...

I echo the sentiments of NCnaturewoman.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Your words ring true, and your pictures are perfection... the Queen Anne Lace looks like a beautifully sculptured ice cream cone.
Always a pleasure to stop by and catch up with your beautiful blog
Tom
Wiggers World

Deborah Godin said...

As always, my visit here leaves me delighted and inspired. That cup of snow is a gem, and the close-up beauty of the unbroken snow...you caputred it so well, the image, and with your words.

Cheryl said...

I love the wild flower with snow, so beautiful....so fragile looking....

A lovely post as always.......

cestoady said...

Bravo, for the powerful,yet gentle tribute to the great historical event of the week -- and to the everlasting beauty of snow --- and all in the same poem !!

Mary said...

Perfect. Yes, it just feels right.

ellen b said...

You captured some unique beautiful shots here Nina! I like it...

naturglede said...

Love it. Have a nice skywatch and weekend:)

Mary said...

I took some snow in Queen Anne's Lace, too! Yours is a beautiful shot, and your words are so true. Happy weekend! :)

Carole said...

These are so pretty!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

You captures some great photo's. Don't you just love a fluffy snow that collects so pretty on everything. Beautiful shot of the Queens Anne Lace.
Lona

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of photos for Sky Watch Friday. Thanks for sharing the view of your wintery skies with us all.

Photo Cache said...

Delightful photos, I particularly enjoyed the first one, OMG!!!!

Will add you to my blogroll, if that's ok. I love your blog.

imac said...

Wonderful, love that last shot Nina.

vincibene said...

Beautiful series, I love the first pic, like a cup of snow.

Tranquility said...

I love the beauty of everything covered in layers of perfect white.

Tranquility said...

I love the beauty of everything covered in layers of perfect white.

Toni said...

Beautiful Nina. Words and photos.

Wren said...

Well said, Nina. And so true.

And a big WOW for the first photo - I really like that.

Julie Zickefoose said...

Hair's standing up on the back of my neck as I finish the prome. (Prosepoem). Thank you.

I have loved this snowy period--so beautiful.

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

These snow shots actually warmed me up, they are all so beautiful! Thanks

Cactus Jack Splash said...

That first photo is so pretty

Tricia said...

That 1st shot is fantastic, but that 2nd shot is a great shot for Sky Watch Friday!

Kelly said...

...poignant, beautiful.

Arija said...

Hats off to you Nina! You have built up and expressed your thoughts beautfully.
Your selected photos match your thoughts to perfection.
I love the Queen Anne's Lace cupping the snow so gently like holding someone's soul in your hand.

Stocker Astrid said...

Muchas gracias Nina, por tu visita y comentario en mi blog.
Tu sensibilidad para captar los momentos me ha convertido en una admiradora de tu fotografĂ­a.
Un abrazo

Raven said...

What a beautiful post! I especially love that first photo. I call snow like this - enough to be pretty, but not enough to cause a lot of trouble - "tasteful snow." Beautiful photos.

Diane said...

I had never seen snow on Queen Anne's Lace before. Your post is so lovely, pictures and words!

fudgelady said...

Oooh... I love that "million sparkling faces standing as one"!

Your words and images are always healing.

Kathiesbirds said...

You have out done yourself with this metaphor! Marvelous!